BioWare: Don’t Assume Anthem Won’t Get Raid-Style Content; Shaper Storms Now Included in Cataclysms

Alessio Palumbo

BioWare provided the first teaser of post-launch content coming to Anthem yesterday. The first Act, titled Echoes of Reality, will begin in March and is itself divided into three updates.

BioWare fans have been wondering exactly how the Shaper Storms that were discussed earlier in the game's development fit into the newly revealed Cataclysms seasonal events. Game Director Jonathan Warner explained on Twitter that the Shaper Storms are now included in the Cataclysms, meaning they are only one part of these dynamic events that are bound to change the game's world from time to time.

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That doesn't mean some kind of raid-style content won't make it into Anthem at some point. Warner himself teased as much when replying to a fan.

Anthem will be available to play for Origin Access Basic and EA Access subscribers starting on February 15th for the usual ten-hour trial; Origin Access Premier subscribers, on the other hand, will have limitless access on the same day, whereas anyone buying the game will be able to get in from February 22nd.

On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers.
Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful suits of armor. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one.

Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.


Individual heroes unite to triumph as one: The heart of Anthem is a connected, social experience. Join with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill. Each player’s choice of Javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role on the team. Set out together on an expedition, or drop a contract to call in friends to assist with difficult challenges. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

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Explore an ever-changing world of danger and mystery: Powered by Frostbite, Anthem’s visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. As a live service experience, Anthem will change and grow over time – introducing new stories, challenges, and events. This world is both beautiful and deadly – and will strategically challenge you with each new expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.

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